Britain's Got Talent 2017 live shows set to get a golden buzzer twist

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The Britain's Got Talent 2017 live shows could see a brand new golden buzzer twist.

Once again for this year's series, all four judges and Ant & Dec have the opportunity to give the act they think has that extra special something an automatic place in the live semi-finals with the use of the special Golden Buzzer.


Each of the five can hit the golden buzzer once during the auditions to send one act straight through to the live shows.

But now rumour has it that show bosses are considering bringing the golden buzzer to the semi-finals as well.

It would mean the judges and Ant and Dec being able to hit the golden buzzer once more to send an act through to the live final.

The viewers would then vote as usual for the remaining acts, with the most popular contestant also making it into the grand final.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “The golden buzzer is one of the favourite elements in the audition shows.

“The atmosphere when it is pressed is incredible. This will give the judges and Ant and Dec the chance to guarantee their favourite acts get a spot in the final.”

The insider added: “Producers believe it would make the five, live semis even more exciting.”

If the plan goes ahead, it would be the latest twist to the BGT live shows since the introduction of a wild card act back in 2012.

But for now, nothing is confirmed for the live shows which are expected to start at the end of May.


Britain’s Got Talent 2017 continues at 8PM Saturday night on ITV with the third round of auditions.

Straight after at 9:20PM you can tune in to Britain’s Got More Talent on ITV2 with Stephen Mulhern.

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